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Paris City Council to Hold Budget Workshop

Paris City Council to Hold Budget Workshop

The Paris City Council will be meeting in special session for a budget workshop on Tuesday, September 2nd at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Depot Community Room located at 1125 Bonham Street. The City Manager, John Godwin, will be presenting his proposed Budget for the 2014-15 fiscal...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Confirmed Cases of West Nile on the Rise

Confirmed Cases of West Nile on the Rise

Confirmed cases of the West Nile virus continues to rise in Texas, with increasing number of positive mosquito pools. So far, 41 cases have been confirmed this summer. West Nile is a virus carried in birds, which can spread to people by mosquito bites. The virus has returned annually since 2002...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
PRMC invites public to a

PRMC invites public to a "Community Conversation" with Jason Wright

Paris Regional Medical Center is inviting the public to be part of a community conversation with Jason Wright. Jason Wright was previously a member of the Tyler City Council. He resigned from his position in January 2013 to become the East Texas Regional Director for Senator Ted Cruz. In this...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Artistic murals spice up the look of downtown area

Artistic murals spice up the look of downtown area

Paris native, college student and visual artist, August Hunt, has recently added three large photograph-murals to the downtown area, bringing both an artistic look and some Paris history for locals and visitors to enjoy.   Hunt, who is a fine arts major at Cooper Union in New York City,...

08/26/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris City Council Addresses PEDC and Downtown

Paris City Council Addresses PEDC and Downtown

Mayor Matt Frierson called Monday afternoon’s city council meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. After the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, local area residents were given the opportunity to address the Council in a citizen’s forum. Mr. Chris Dukes, owner of a downtown property, addressed the...

08/26/2014 by NIck Murillo
Precinct 5 sits down Under the Red Hat

Precinct 5 sits down Under the Red Hat

After hotly contested Republican Primary Elections, Jimmy Hodges is running Uncontested for Constable Precinct 5 and Gene Hobbs Jr is running Uncontested for Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Place 2 in the upcoming November General Election cycle. For Jimmy, this is the very seat he has been...

08/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Help build Veterans Memorial with a chance to win a 1960 T-Bird

Help build Veterans Memorial with a chance to win a 1960 T-Bird

You can buy yourself a chance to win a fully restored, 1960 Ford Thunderbird, while helping to build the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, in the organization’s raffle that will be drawn for in November. You can purchase as many tickets as you want – the more you get,...

08/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Texas Underwriter Ball Premieres for a Cause

Texas Underwriter Ball Premieres for a Cause

The new Texas Underwriter Ball, organized by the St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, will premiere Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Drake’s Party Barn to raise funds for local grants and scholarships. According to the Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, Louisa Kessel,...

08/23/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Back on the Agenda for City Council Meeting Monday Night

PEDC Back on the Agenda for City Council Meeting Monday Night

The Paris City Council meets in regular session on Monday, August 25th at 5:30pm. There are several items on the agenda dealing with the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and the completed “forensic audit” investigation. The Council will consider setting a date and...

08/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Chet Hilyer Named Interim Veteran Services Officer

Chet Hilyer Named Interim Veteran Services Officer

Lamar County Commissioners named Chet Hilyer as interim Veteran Services Officer on Monday, following Rhonda Roger’s dismissal one week ago. Chet Hilyer, who retired as veteran services officer three years ago, will resume his former role until the Commissioner’s Court can hire a...

08/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Special Commissioners Court on Tuesday Morning to Discuss Hiring of New Veterans Service Officer

Special Commissioners Court on Tuesday Morning to Discuss Hiring of New Veterans Service Officer

A Special Meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Tuesday, August 19th  9:00 a.m., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street, Paris, Texas, at which time there will be discussion and/or action...

08/18/2014 by eParisExtra
The Mid-Term Elections Start Here

The Mid-Term Elections Start Here

If you are going to talk about the elections, who is running, when to vote, and even where, then there is only one place to get all of those answers and that is at the County Elections Administrator’s Office in the Courthouse Annex building (old Post Office) on Lamar Avenue. If you have...

08/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Special City Council Meeting on Monday

Special City Council Meeting on Monday

The Paris City Council will be meeting in special session on Monday, August 18th at 5pm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss amending the existing contract with B. Bray Construction Company to reconstruct utility lines that were damaged and relocated due to TXDOT railroad grade...

08/15/2014 by eParisExtra
City asks for Attorney General Opinion on Release of Defenbaugh Report

City asks for Attorney General Opinion on Release of Defenbaugh Report

Following the July 28th Paris City Council meeting, where PEDC Chair Stephen Grubbs presented a report on the forensic investigation from Defenbaugh & Associates, four public information requests were made for the report. Both eParisExtra.com and the Paris News requested copies of the...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Construction on Highway 82

Construction on Highway 82

Expect construction and travel delays on  Highway 82 in Lamar County, possibly for the next year. TxDOT says contractors will begin widening about 16 miles of Highway 82, beginning at 1510 in Lamar County to the Fannin County line. Drivers could see lane closures, but TxDOT says at least two...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Agrees Upon Full Disclosure of Investigatory Report

PEDC Agrees Upon Full Disclosure of Investigatory Report

by Nick Murillo The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. With a busy agenda containing twenty-one items, PEDC Chair Stephen Grubbs called the meeting...

08/13/2014 by eParisExtra
Local Gymnasts Competed at USA Gymnastics National Championships

Local Gymnasts Competed at USA Gymnastics National Championships

Texas Tumbling & Trampoline Institute has had a very successful season in the USA Gymnastics sport of Trampoline and Tumbling. This year they had 11 state champions, 8 state silver medalists and 6 state bronze medalists. This past June they had 5 athletes compete in the Levels 5-7 USA...

08/12/2014 by eParisExtra
County Commissioners Vote Unanimously on Veterans Service Officer

County Commissioners Vote Unanimously on Veterans Service Officer

The Lamar County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to relieve Rhonda Rogers, Lamar County Veterans Service Officer, of her duties effective immediately. Ms. Rogers has held the position for the past three years. After a three hour executive session held on Monday, July 28th...

08/11/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Meets Tonight

City Council Meets Tonight

The Paris City Council will be meeting tonight, August 11th at 5:30pm in regular session . The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, 107 E. Kaufman. Tonight the city council will look at possibly  approving  a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Paris and First...

08/11/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Meeting Tuesday

PEDC Meeting Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) will meet on Tuesday, August 12th at 4pm in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. First on the agenda is discussion and possible action on PEDC Board members, including Ex-Officio members and staff, to execute a...

08/10/2014 by eParisExtra